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Upcoming events

    • Sat, April 22, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 1101 Bay Ridge Avenue, Annapolis

    St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Eastport is hosting a celebration of the arts on Earth Day, April 22, entitled “Restoring Our Love Of Nature Through the Arts”.  This celebration includes a Community Concert and Artists Reception on Friday from 7:00pm -8:00pm and the festival on Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm, rain or shine. All events are free.  Invite your friends!

    The Annapolis Watercolor Club has been invited to participate in this celebration, along with performing artists, poets, writers, musicians, photographers, and other artists.  Our participation will be three-fold:

    Entry Limit:      2 paintings per artist (space for 30 paintings total); 3 matted pieces and giclees per artist
    Entry fee:     $15
    Commission:     none; donations to church encouraged
    Entry deadline:  April 8
    Receiving:      Friday, April 21, 10am – 12 noon
    Pickup:        Close of festival, 5pm Saturday, or Sunday, April 23, 1pm – 2pm
    Artist Reception: Friday, April 21, 7pm – 8pm

    The exhibit will be indoors and will showcase our paintings of the fragile natural world around us, including endangered landscapes, water scenes, florals, and animals, preferably native to our area.  The exhibit will be on display panels in the spacious lower level meeting room of the church.  We will also have bins for matted original paintings and gicleé reproductions.

    As part of the exhibit, we’ll be working with poets Alice Wolf Gilborn and Chris Haley who are offering several of their poems for us to select and interpret in our paintings. You are also welcome to interpret the work of other environmental writers of your choosing.  The text you have chosen will be exhibited with the painting.  We hope you will all be interested in participating in this unique challenge, but this is optional and not a requirement for entry.

    You may view the poems here.  You will be required to log in to view the poems.

    Please note:  Artwork will not be accepted without a signed Waiver and Honor Statement.  Take special note of item 2 on the waiver.  You can download a PDF of the waiver here.

    There will be a spacious “arts and crafts” tent on the grounds with opportunities for visitors, especially children, to try their hand at various types of painting, drawing, rock painting, and even a mural. If you would like to volunteer to help guide people in trying various tools, materials or techniques, please let us know your interest.

    If you would be willing to donate a painting to the church’s raffle or silent auction that day, it will be appreciated and acknowledged.  Please use the registration form to sign up where indicated.  You will not be charged if you sign up to volunteer only.

    There will be an opportunity for some plein air sketching or painting in the beautiful four-acre wooded property behind the church, with woodlands, a restoration stream and paths, while being serenaded by the abundant birds and frogs. Feel free to grab a painting partner and visit the grounds at any time before or during the event. There will be a table in the exhibit space on the day of the festival, for display of your sketches created on location.

Past events

Wed, March 22, 2023 Robinson Nature Center Sketching Event
Wed, March 08, 2023 March Members' Meeting
Wed, February 15, 2023 February Members' Meeting
Wed, February 15, 2023 Homestead Gardens Plein Air
Wed, January 18, 2023 January Members' Meeting
Sun, December 18, 2022 Ginger Cove Exhibition
Wed, November 09, 2022 November Members' Meeting
Wed, October 19, 2022 2 Day Workshop with MATTHEW BIRD
Wed, October 12, 2022 October Members' Meeting
Wed, September 21, 2022 Stevensville Plein Air
Wed, September 14, 2022 September Members' Meeting
Mon, August 29, 2022 "Brushstrokes" Exhibit at Wimsey Cove Gallery
Wed, June 08, 2022 June Members' Meeting
Thu, May 19, 2022 Ellicott City Plein Air
Wed, May 11, 2022 May Members' Meeting
Wed, April 13, 2022 April Members' Meeting
Wed, March 30, 2022 Exhibition at Quiet Waters Park
Fri, March 11, 2022 2 Day Workshop with DALE POPOVICH
Wed, March 09, 2022 March Members' Meeting
Thu, March 03, 2022 2 Day Workshop with MICHAEL HOLTER
Thu, February 10, 2022 Workshop with Kathleen Lanzoni
Wed, February 09, 2022 February Members' Meeting
Wed, January 12, 2022 January Members' Meeting
Wed, December 08, 2021 December Members' Meeting
Mon, November 15, 2021 Removing the Fear of Painting With Watercolor
Wed, November 10, 2021 November Members' Meeting
Wed, October 13, 2021 October Members' Meeting
Sat, October 09, 2021 Ginger Cove Exhibition Through December 2
Fri, October 01, 2021 MC3 Exhibition Reception
Thu, September 09, 2021 Outside the Paintbox Juried Exhibition Through October 28
Wed, September 08, 2021 September Members' Meeting
Wed, May 12, 2021 Sterling Edwards


P.O. Box 6030

Annapolis, MD  21401

The Annapolis Watercolor Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  

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